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Stylish Bollywood Lessons in Retro Fashion

Beloved Bollywood, always teeming with emotions, newest fashion and never-ending drama, the whole world of fashion and styling and Page 3 haute lavish set seems to hold a special adoration for the vintage era. Retro has become the new ‘it’ thing in design circles, Bollywood and beyond. Restoration of evergreen classics, trends and dressing styles is the new ‘mantra’ – this and the coming seasons.
The styles - all set to enter our present day lives are floral prints, polka dots, fitted silhouettes, blonde pixie bobs, more emphasis on cheekbones, high-waist pants and glossy coiffures, printed georgette sarees to bell bottoms and dramatic lehenga cholis of the 60’s.
Playing the role of a catalyst, we have brought to you a miniature list of superb retro looks worn by B-Town stars – which you can sport this year. First on our list has to be unquestionably, Ileana D’Cruz and later, Esha Gupta – flaunting opulent retro ensembles in the movie Rustom. Ileana, this beautiful Indian actress looked…

Kalamkari – The imitable fabric art of pen drawing

Kalamkari, literally translated to Pen Craft, is an age old way of fabric decoration. Persian in its origin, this gorgeous craft was made by hand painting, using the eponymous qalam – or using blocks. Today, it is largely made by block printing or screen printing. Many traditional Kalamkari designs are also recreated by digital printing – but this lacks the charm of the original art.
Kalamkari has been practiced largely in Southern India, and its two main styles have developed there only. They are Srikalahasti and Machilipatnam style. While the latter is more influenced by influences from Iran, Hyderabad, Mughal dynasty and Persian arts, the former is the indigenous one with inspirations from flora, fauna and Indian epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata and VedPuranas. Buy Now Original Kalamkari uses only vegetable dyes – hence the limitation of a certain color palette and texture. With changing times, new techniques and raw materials have been incorporated. Technically, Kalamkari is a time …